Music Features

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.

Kids & Families Feature
February 13, 2014

The John Adams Young Composer Program at the Crowden Music Center fosters deep creativity even in very young children.

More "Coming of Age: John Adams and the Young Composer's Program" »
February 13, 2014

Music is front and center in the Winter Olympics from the opening ceremonies to the figure skating programs that are one of the games’ major draws. Here are some musical highlights from the Sochi Games.

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News Report
February 12, 2014

The open rehearsal of the New Century Chamber Orchestra's one-act comic opera Rita was a delightful event, with outstanding, appealing artists, singers, and instrumentalists alike; a presentation that delivered more than just promise.

More "Project Rita: New Is Nice, Delightful is Grand" »
Feature Article
February 10, 2014

A peek at this season’s promising movers, shakers, dancers, and makers.

More "On the Move: 10 to Watch in Dance" »
February 6, 2014

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this SFCV playlist for the Year of the Horse.

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Video Essay
February 5, 2014

Jodi Levitz, Ives Quartet Violist and Chair of the String Department at SFCM, describes how to hold the bow without tension.

More "VIDEO TIP: The "Non-Bow Grip" Bow Grip of Viola" »
Feature Article
February 5, 2014

It almost didn’t happen at all, but the lockout–ravaged Minnesota Orchestra holds a concert in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

More "Picking Up the Pieces: The Minnesota Orchestra Plays It Forward" »
Feature Article
February 4, 2014

Live concerts are sometimes only as good as your seat. But Meyer Sound’s Constellation Acoustic System can transform a hall’s acoustics — without your being aware of it.

More "The Digital System That Fixes Concert Hall Sound" »
Feature Article
February 3, 2014

The S.F. Opera Education Department is reaching out to the community with a variety of programs — for schools, families, adults — to entertain, educate, build audiences, and dispell the mystique around opera.

More "Come Inside Opera and Enjoy the View " »
Kids & Families Feature
January 30, 2014

This weekend, cellist Emil Miland plays the Elgar Cello Concerto with the orchestra he first played it with, 40 years ago.

More "Rhapsody in Unity: a Cellist's Then and Now" »